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Along with The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method and Orbital and other acts, The Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including two Brit Awards—winning Best British Dance Act twice, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Kerrang! Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.

The group's brand of music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial, jungle and breakbeat in the early 1990s to big beat and electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s and have since achieved popularity and worldwide renown. They have been called "the premiere dance act for the alternative masses" and "The Godfathers of Rave".

Their music consists of various styles ranging from rave and breakbeat hardcore in the early 90s to alternative rock and big beat, with punk vocal elements in later times. Other current band members include: Keith Flint (dancing, vocals), Maxim (MCing, vocals) and live guitarist Rob Holliday (Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan, Curve, Sulpher).

Leeroy Thornhill (dancing, occasional live keyboards), was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000, as well was a female dancer / vocalist Sharky, who left the band during their early period. Other notable former live members include: Gizz Butt (guitar - English Dogs, Janus Stark, Sabbat) - toured with the band for three years throughout the late ’90s, Kieron Pepper (drum - RealTV, Happy Gilmore) - played for the group from 1997 to 2007 (also contributing to the solo projects of Maxim and Flint’s band, Flint), as well as Jim Davies (guitar - Pitchshifter), who also performed in Flint.

The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990, releasing their début LP Experience (1992) and have since then achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include “Charly”, “Out of Space”, “No Good (Start the Dance)”, “Voodoo People”, “Firestarter”, “Breathe” and “Smack My Bitch Up”.

The Prodigy are an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990, in Braintree, Essex, England.
Along with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method, as well as other acts they are pioneers of the big beat electronic dance genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s, and are known for high-quality live sets.
They have sold over 16 million records worldwide which is unequaled in dance music history.
In 1994, the Prodigy's second album, Music for the Jilted Generation, was released entering the UK album charts at #1.
Keith Flint himself hosted an episode of the MTV show 120 Minutes in 1995.

 

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